Three generations of the cursed House of Dudley stained the executioner’s block in 16th-century England. Were its members murderous villains working to overthrow the monarchy, or shrewd political agents struggling to survive?
The uneasy balance between rulers and counsellors has been a feature of British politics for centuries.
What happened when a historian took the ‘Life in the UK’ test for British citizenship?
Henry VIII’s granddaughter survived numerous scandals, family tragedy and seven monarchs.
The central paradox to the story of Adam and Even is that, the more reality they take on, the more they are shown to be fiction.
Scholar or zealot, every generation gets the Thomas More it needs.
The 500th anniversary of the publication of Utopia is a chance to appreciate Thomas More in all his complexity.